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Definition: Greek philosopher whose famous teacher was Plato. The two of them founded the famous Academy in Athens. Aristotle wrote about nearly every subject, not just philosophy. He wrote about ethics, law, nature, astronomy, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and many other subjects. He was the tutor of Alexander the Great.

Related Resources:
Aristotle: Giant of Science, Western Philosophy
Aristotle was one of the most famous people ever to live. A student of Plato, the founder of Western philosophy, Aristotle is thought by many to have surpassed his tutor in fame and influence. Aristotle's writings cover a wide breadth of subjects and were the guiding light for hundreds of years of philosophers, scientists, and thinkers in other fields.

Ancient Greece
Learn more about the area as a whole.

Elsewhere on the Web:
English Translation of His Works
Aristotle wrote in Greek, of course, but you can read what he wrote in English at this site.

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Aristotle
Focuses mostly on his philosophy but includes other details as well.

Aristotle and the History of Science
Find out more about Aristotle and his contributions to scientific study.

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